Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Food for Fines

Exchange canned goods & other foods for library overdue fines to help the Food Bank of Southern Iowa during Food for Fines, November 1-29, 2014, at the Ottumwa Public Library.
Library patrons will get $1 in current fines* waived for each can or package of the following foods:
  • peanut butter
  • canned chicken or tuna
  • canned vegetables
  • canned fruit
  • canned soups
  • cereal
  • pasta
Bring canned goods, or items in boxes or plastic bags or jars (no glass can be accepted) to the circulation desk at the library.
  • No glass containers
  • No open packages
  • No repackaged or expired food
All donations go to the Food Bank of Southern Iowa.

Did you know that one in six Southeast Iowans  is food insecure? Or that hunger is a reality for one in five Iowans? Over 40 percent of children are hungry in Southeast Iowa. Don't miss Ottumwa Public Library’s Food for Fines in November 2014.

For more information call the library at 641-682-7563.
* Food for Fines does NOT include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials, collection agency fees, card replacement fees, and future overdue fines.